Summmer '18

Pera Learning Workshop Exhibition

August 15 - September 30, 2018

Pera Museum’s Summmer '18 exhibition highlighted the creative world of children participating in this year’s summer workshops inspired by Istanbul’s Seaside Leisure and Shaken Image exhibitions. The outcomes from all workshops was presented as a digital exhibition and a selected wide range was also on view in the workshop gallery space.

In these workshops, children discovered arts and crafts with the inspiration drawn from Pera Museum’s temporary exhibitions. Take a look at this year’s workshops.

Video

The First Nudes

The First Nudes

Men were the first nudes in Turkish painting. The majority of these paintings were academic studies executed in oil paint; they were part of the education of artists that had finally attained the opportunity to work from the live model. The gender of the models constituted an obstacle in the way of characterizing these paintings as ‘nudes’. 

Bosphorus at the Orientalist Paintings

Bosphorus at the Orientalist Paintings

The Bosphorus, which divides the city from north to south, separates two continents, renders Istanbul distinct for western painters, offers the most picturesque spectacles for western artists.

A Solitary Eagle in the Sinai Desert

A Solitary Eagle in the Sinai Desert

John Frederick Lewis is considered one of the most important British Orientalist artists of the Victorian era. Pera Museum exhibited several of Lewis’ paintings as part of the Lure of the East exhibition in 2008 organized in collaboration with Tate Britain.